Robbery of a Richard Mille in plain daylight

Mar 04, 2021,16:50 PM
 

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Morale of the story...?

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : March 4th, 2021-16:59
Don’t wear RM? Don’t sit near someone who’s wearing RM? Don’t visit high profile restaurants? Another sad reality....watch collecting is not the same anymore with the social media hype and wildly spreading the words.... That bags a question, if we cannot ... 

I think the moral of the story is that displays of excess, items that are hyped because they are the most expensivist, stopped being cool sometime last year and those who don't know that better figure it out real quick

 
 By: Fastwong : March 4th, 2021-17:34
Cartier gives white non-branded shopping bags to customers to hide their red box/bag when they leave the store. The JLC boutique manager offered me a bag but recommend I use my backpack. Luxury brands know the reality on the ground even in the middle of m... 

I also remember a few luxury brands also tried to be discreet about their design, with minimal in logo or branding...

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : March 4th, 2021-21:31
That didn’t seem to last long and it’s back to showing the design again...people buy these for a reason, to show... I guess it’s natural if you like the attention, be ready to get the response/reaction, which could be bad nowadays.

There's levels to this...

 
 By: jmpTT : March 4th, 2021-20:48
Richard Mille has positioned itself as the lifestyle watch at the absolute top of the food chain, with an average price that is unmatched by any other brand with similar brand awareness. It is THE brand that dreams are made of amongst status-seeking young... 

RM is absolutely high up there when we talked about hype watches...

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : March 4th, 2021-21:39
You’re absolutely spot on in the brand’s unique features, and so are the SS Sports watches by the crown and famous trilogy. Yup, we just have to be conscious if we were to take the risk of wearing an expensive watch but it just sucks to see the world isn’... 

Don’t underestimate the knowledge of these thieves, its a whole team thats on the street and they check out peoples wrists before they hit .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : March 5th, 2021-00:34
Ofcourse populair and high end watches are more noticeable but a waiter has got plenty of time to check your wrist in a restaurant before texting his partners outside. These are highly skilled thieves sometimes.

An individual case.

 
 By: brauner : March 4th, 2021-17:55

Meaning?

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 4th, 2021-18:00

Not according to this article from todays nypost

 
 By: oyster case : March 5th, 2021-10:23
"Investigators have said seven people have been robbed of “high-end jewelry” and Rolex watches between Jan. 30 and Feb. 15 in west Los Angeles neighborhoods bordering Beverly Hills, including nearby Wilshire, the Times reported. The suspects used “multipl... 

Crime in major cities is the sad reality of today and only getting worse.

 
 By: Bill : March 4th, 2021-18:47
In Los Angeles thieves have been emboldened by the city's new stance on crime in general. As criminals are released without cash bail back on to the streets business owners are being closed and fined for having a TV on in a dining area or having a few ext... 

When your watch costs as much as some ppl's homes..

 
 By: JustaGuy : March 4th, 2021-21:41
I'm not saying it's right.. far from it. I don't even know if the robbers even needed the money, they're criminals.. I guess I'm just a realist and expect this to happen when life involves these levels of inequality and a country has that many guns..

Do you guys still remember back in late 1980s and early 1990s..

 
 By: janef : March 4th, 2021-22:10
Teens got stabbed n killed because of their shoes.. These.. Now is RM... Personally I don’t wear RM or any expensive watches in London. I wear them only if I drive to the destination and it is safe ie it is enclosed space like a hotel and such. I heard sa...  

I have read that too . So sad to hear that and i know how a robbery feels unfortunately.

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : March 5th, 2021-00:26
So terrible that we can’t enjoy our hobby in public nowadays. I don’t wear a expensive watch in hotspots anymore.